Orthopedics in Northeast Florida

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Jacksonville, Fla.
Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville

807 Children’s Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Pediatric Orthopedics Doctors & Surgeons at This Location

Comprehensive Pediatric Orthopedics Care

The “home base” for our pediatric orthopedics care, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville provides comprehensive services that include:

 
Fleming Island, Fla.
Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Fleming Island

1747 Baptist Clay Drive, Suite 130
(U.S. 17 and Village Square Parkway)
Fleming Island, FL 32003
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Services Offered
 
South Jacksonville, Fla.
Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville South

14785 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32258
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Pediatric Orthopedics Doctors & Surgeons at This Location

Services Offered

World-Class Pediatric Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery

The pediatric orthopedists at Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville, Fla. are experts in diagnosing and treating orthopedic conditions and injuries in children of all ages. Located on the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville offers advanced care with a kid-friendly, family-centered atmosphere.

Our location brings together top pediatric specialists and serves as a regional referral source for infants, children and teens in Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia and beyond. Working together with our partners at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, we offer comprehensive, compassionate pediatric orthopedics care. For your convenience, many of our pediatric orthopedic experts from our downtown location in Jacksonville, Fla., also see kids at our satellite locations in South Jacksonville and Fleming Island, both in Florida.

 
Working Together to Provide Personalized Pediatric Orthopedics Care

At Nemours, we treat the whole child, not just the condition. Because pediatric orthopedics conditions and injuries can affect kids in many ways, we rely on a team approach that combines the expertise of our Nemours pediatric specialists with Wolfson Children's Hospital. Together, we offer comprehensive pediatric orthopedics resources, including surgical facilities, on-site casting, orthotic and prosthetic shops, assistive technology services, physical rehabilitation and more.

In addition to our pediatric orthopedists and highly skilled nurses, families who come here also have access to:
 
Pediatric Orthopedics Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric orthopedists and pediatric orthopedic teams treat children with all kinds of conditions and injuries related to the bones, joints, muscles and nerves.

As pediatric orthopedists and surgeons, we’re dedicated to the treatment of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions — and a large part of our mission is to recognize and treat these problems as early in your child’s life as possible. We welcome kids with all types of orthopedic problems, regardless of how simple or complex their condition (and their care) might be. Our goal is always to improve children’s quality of life — and help kids be kids, no matter what medical condition they face.

We have specialized expertise in:
  • arthrogryposis (a condition, which develops before birth, of the joints and muscles that impairs a child’s ability to use the shoulders, wrists, fingers and lower extremities)
  • bone tumors (that may be benign/non-cancerous or malignant/cancerous, though benign tumors are more common)
  • cerebral palsy (a condition caused by abnormalities in the parts of the brain that control muscle movement)
  • congenital (present from birth) clubfoot and other complex foot problems
  • hand/upper extremities surgery (treatment for disorders, deformities or injuries involving the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder)
  • limb length discrepancies and limb deformity (when children have limbs that are deformed or of unequal size)
  • management of complex fractures (broken bones), including growth plate fractures
  • muscular dystrophy (a genetic disease characterized by increasing muscle weakness)
  • osteogenesis imperfecta (also known as brittle bone disease, a genetic disorder in which bones break easily, often from little or no apparent cause)
  • conditions that require the use of orthotics (braces and supports for bone, muscle and joint conditions) and/or prosthetics (artificial extension that replaces a part of the body)
  • residual effects of injuries or infections
  • scoliosis (when a child’s spine curves from side to side, like an “S” or a “C”) and other spinal deformities
  • skeletal dysplasias (a group of conditions characterized by abnormalities in the growth, development, shape or integrity of the bones and cartilage)
  • spina bifida (a congenital condition that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings)
  • spinal muscular atrophy (a neuromuscular disorder that disrupts the ability of nerves to communicate with muscles)
  • sports medicine injuries
 
Leading the Way: Our Long History With Pediatric Orthopedics

Nemours' distinguished reputation didn’t happen overnight. We've been setting the standard for pediatric orthopedic care since 1940, when Alfred I. duPont's philanthropic vision was first realized through the creation of the duPont Institute in Delaware — a place which, for 40 years, was devoted entirely to pediatric orthopedics and led by renowned pediatric orthopedists in the developing field.

Since then, the hospital has grown and so has our program. Yet our pioneering spirit remains. We’ve also further fulfilled the vision of Alfred I. duPont by expanding our geographic reach for pediatric orthopedics through Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando and Nemours specialty, urgent care and primary care locations in Northwest Florida, Northeast Florida and Central Florida.

Together, we share a commitment to offering procedural and technological excellence, dedicated and compassionate care and the latest in clinical research and training. And in everything we do, we value your involvement as a key member of the care team. After all, who knows your child better than you? We want you and your family to be an active participant in the decision-making, care, and healing process.

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What to Expect

When you’re child needs care, we’re able to schedule most appointments quickly and without long wait times. We also make it easier for you to see everyone on your child’s care team — families can usually meet with pediatric orthopedists and other specialists on a single day, all at one location.

 
Your First Pediatric Orthopedics Visit

Your first trip to any of our pediatric orthopedics centers is usually a comprehensive diagnostic visit. Allow one to two hours for this visit, which may include:

  • a thorough review of your child’s medical and family history
  • a review of previous medical records and X-rays
  • a detailed physical examination by a pediatric orthopedist, including many measurements
  • an assessment of range of joint motions and the relative length of the limb segments

Often, we can give you a specific diagnosis in this initial evaluation. But some conditions can take time to diagnose, so we may need to do further evaluation before we can pinpoint the problem.

What to Bring to Your First Appointment
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child

Please also bring hard copies or electronic copies of all imaging studies including X-rays, MRI or CT scans, if available.

Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.

 
If Your Child Needs Tests, Surgery or a Hospital Stay

At Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville we offer diagnostic services in radiology (medical imaging). We can do plain X-rays and ultrasound studies on-site at our location, while CT (or “CAT”), MRIs, nuclear medicine studies and interventional radiology services are provided through our partner, Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

If your child needs surgery or an overnight hospital stay, our pediatric orthopedic care team and other pediatric experts at Wolfson Children’s Hospital will help make your family’s experience as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Forms & Patient Resources
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Resources for Patients & Families
Support Services & Helpful Information
  • Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville: a safe, free, family-centered home away from home when your child is sick and needs to be hospitalized.
  • Parents Guide to Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Appointments & Referrals

(904) 697-3600


Main Location

Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville

807 Children's Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Satellite Locations

Nemours Children's Specialty Care,
Fleming Island

1747 Baptist Clay Drive,
Suite 130
Fleming Island, FL 32003
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Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville South

14785 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32258
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International Patients

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Orthopedics Research

Nemours is working to improve treatments and outcomes for children with orthopedic conditions.